Fruitful Waiheke

I just found this video on Treehugger about Waiheke Island’s Fabulous Fruit Tree initiative. Apparently the Transition Town movement there wants to plant 20,000 fruit and nut trees to to provide a local source of food that will protect their community from the dangers that peak oil and rising food prices threaten to our ability to feed ourselves healthy fresh food.

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2 thoughts on “Fruitful Waiheke

  1. Stevedore – you might find the Southland project, ‘Open Orchard’ interesting then. They are collecting and grafting from the old, soon-to-be-flattened-by-the-dairy-wave apple trees and getting them back out into the landscape in backyards, along roadsides and at schools. Their info is on;
    http://www.sces.org.nz

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